Blue Jasmine

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Blue Jasmine
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After everything in her life falls to pieces, including her marriage to wealthy businessman Hal, elegant New York socialite Jasmine moves into her sister Ginger's humble apartment in San Francisco to try to pull herself back together again.


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Feb 28, 2015
  • gurujr rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

One thing you can say about Woody Allen's characters is that they have layers. Due to personal tragedy Jasmine, Blanchett 's character, does her best to survive out her rich past 1 percentile world. Little by little the indignities of life get the best of her. Masterful job of by Blanchett just getting grinded down by a world she can't control. Glad she won an Oscar for this role. She deserved it.

Feb 24, 2015
  • jeffi22 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A little slow, and hard to believe, but excellent acting. More drama than some of Allen's dark comedies.

Jan 06, 2015
  • Chapel_Hill_KenMc rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of Woody Allen's best, a beautifully crafted blend of humor and drama, and a sensitive portrayal of mental illness.

Jan 02, 2015

It was typical for a person to be flying high, ignoring someone who didn't have as much and then when things turned out for the worse she runs to that same person she ignored. Look around you, don't you know people that are just like that?
Cate Blanchett played the role well, unfortunately the end left me hanging.
I watched the entire movie for that??? You're kidding right???

Dec 20, 2014
  • duane767 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

More tragic than comedy IMO, "Blue Jasmine" is more of a reflection of real life than most would want to admit.

Dec 15, 2014
  • Lucky_Luke rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Best Woody Allen movie in the last 10 years. Masterful storytelling and acting performances.

Dec 07, 2014
  • Nursebob rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Ever since Eminem won a best original song Oscar for his trailer park drivel (and didn’t even have the decency to honour the travesty by showing up in person) I’ve viewed the Academy Awards as a contemptuous joke and not a measure of actual talent. But occasionally they do get it right. Case in point is Cate Blanchett’s emotionally draining performance as Jasmine, a former New York trophy wife with attitude to spare suddenly reduced to a working class peasant when her millionaire husband is convicted of fraud. Now suffering from acute anxiety attacks which cause her to babble to herself at the most inopportune times, Jasmine heads west to San Francisco where she moves in with her estranged sister Ginger, a white trash single mother of two with more than a few reasons to dislike Jasmine and her ex-husband. But trading in country estates, European shopping sprees and gala dinner parties for a dingy apartment, part-time employment, and night school courses proves to be more daunting than she expected, and not even self-medicating with Xanax and vodka martinis can stop her slow slide towards madness. Although it contains some genuinely humorous elements as Jasmine makes pathetic attempts to deny her new circumstances, Woody Allen’s class-conscious drama tracing one bewildered woman’s terrible fall is in fact deeply tragic. Repeatedly blindsided by past memories Jasmine staggers about in an angry haze, her denials and outright lies sabotaging whatever chance at happiness comes her way, while even life on the lowest rung of the economic ladder proves to be beyond her capacities. Ironically Ginger, having learned to accept her own status long ago thanks to her older sister’s imperious critiques, finds in Jasmine’s struggles a new sense of dignity. Intelligently written and presented with great conviction…one of Allen’s finest achievements.

Dec 07, 2014
  • angel_heart rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Classic neurotic Woody script.

Dec 04, 2014

Blanche(tt) Dubois on Xanax, cheap Vodka, Prozac, etc. Woody Allen is NO Tennessee Williams. Gimme Vivien Leigh's vulnerable gentility, or Brando's "Stellaaah!"

Dec 01, 2014
  • orobinson rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

This film was really bad. Cate Blanchett was superb, but the rest felt tacked on and in places the plot went unrealized.

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Aug 13, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Ending song "A Good Man Is Hard To Find" lyrics:
A good man is hard to find,
You always get the other kind
Just when you think that he's your pal,
You look for him and find
Him fooling around some other gal
Then you rave,
You even pray,
To see him laying in his grave
So if your man is nice,
You better take my advice
Hug him in the morning,
Kiss him every night,
Give him plenty loving,
Treat him right
Cause a good man now day's is hard to find

So if your man is nice,
You better take my advice
And hug him in the morning,
Kiss him every night,
Give him plenty loving,
And treat him right
For a good man now day's is hard to find

Aug 13, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Jasmine: Believe me when I tell you. They tried six medications on me. Cocktails, they call them. The only cocktail that helped was a Stoli martini.

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Apr 24, 2014
  • BloomFree rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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